KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Down 8.4 Percent in July

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The City of Kansas City, Mo., Aviation Department reports that Kansas City International Airport recorded 908,624 passengers arriving and departing through its gates in July, which represents a decrease of 8.4 percent from July 2011. Passenger boardings at KCI were down 8.7 percent, with a total of 458,084 during July. For the… Read the full press release

UK’s Oldest Traveller: 101 year old “Turbaned Tornado”

Fauja Singh, the winner of Gatwick Airport's UK's oldest traveller competition, arrives at Gatwick's North Terminal

Gatwick Airport announces winner of its Oldest Traveller competition 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Gatwick Airport today announces 101 year old Fauja Singh the winner of its nationwide search for the UK’s Oldest Traveller which was set up to help highlight how accessible airport travel can be for passengers with reduced mobility (PRM). Singh is an age-defying… Read the full press release

SUMMER ISSUE OF LAX CONNECTION E-NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

Los Angeles, California, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The summer issue of LAX Connection E-newsletter is now available online at http://www.lawa.org/LAWANewsletters.aspx.  The newsletter provides information to the public and the travel-tourism industry about Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) passenger services and air service developments. The summer issue features news on the Central Terminal Area curbside improvements underway in front of the Tom Bradley… Read the full press release

Fairfield Inn & Suites Celebrates 25 Years with National Vacation Giveaway

Twenty-five guests to win free weekend trips during Silver September. Bethesda, Maryland, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marking a quarter of a century in catering to the needs of business and leisure travelers alike, Fairfield Inn & Suites is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with its national Silver September giveaway, awarding 25 lucky guests with an… Read the full press release

The Saltaire opens with celebratory cocktails at LBA

Winning Cocktail creator, Barry Maguire (left) was joined at the new Eatery launch by competition judges: Leeds Bradford Airport’s Commercial Performance Manager, Richard Aldridge (Centre) and Sarah Brown of the Saltaire Bar & Eatery.

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — To celebrate the launch of the Saltaire Bar & Eatery at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), mixologist Barry Maguire unveiled his winning concoction from the recent Ryanair Cocktail Competition. The cocktail; ‘Dublin’s Calling’, aptly named after one of Ryanair’s routes, will take pride of place in the new Saltaire Bar & Eatery as a signature tipple. The… Read the full press release

Travelzoo Mobile Soars This Summer as Vacationers Seek Hot Deals

NEW YORK, August 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today revealed that mobile users represented 26 percent of all U.S. visits this summer, up from 10 percent in the same period last year. Since July 1, 2012, more than 4 million visits to Travelzoo came from mobile devices to… Read the full press release

Busy Bank Holiday Weekend Expected for Robin Hood Airport

2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The August Bank holiday is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year for Doncaster Sheffield Airport with over 12,000 passengers expected to travel through the airport. With further rain set to dampen more than just spirits, the attraction of some much needed summer sunshine is likely to see a late… Read the full press release

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Opens its First Hotel in Austria on Iconic Schubertring Boulevard

The Ritz-Carlton Vienna is the 80th hotel in the luxury hotel company’ s portfolio VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has opened its first hotel in Austria in the capital city of Vienna. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, a 202 room property located on the central Schubertring Boulevard, is the ninth hotel in… Read the full press release

Sustainability Leader Named to Top “40 under 40” by Airport Business Magazine

Amy Malick, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, Chicago Department of Aviation

CHICAGO, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The  Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that Amy Malick, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, has been named to Airport Business magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. Click here to view the article. Airport Business magazine’s annual “Top 40 Under 40” issue highlights outstanding up-and-coming individuals in the business of aviation and airport management who are… Read the full press release

Airline Continues To Drive Innovation And Set New Benchmarks In Service And Customer Experience

Qatar Airways Customers Get Personalised Service Through The Mobile Application In The iPad

Doha, QATAR, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways has once again raised the bar and set new standards for 5-Star service in the aviation industry by leveraging on the iPad to offer personalised service to its customers at various touch points. The iPad provides Qatar Airways’ cabin crew and concierge staff at the airline’s exclusive Premium… Read the full press release

Behind the scenes on CTC’s 35 Million Directors video project

Douglas Coupland challenges the country to produce a personal point of view on travel in Canada. 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s 35 Million Directors project has been underway for a week now. Canadians have already produced dozens of photos and videos from across the country to tell the story of what travelling our country feels like…. Read the full press release

JAL Dishes Up More In-Flight Meal Delights on International Routes

JAL Dishes Up More In-Flight Meal Delights on International Routes

TOKYO, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) will be refreshing a part of its lineup of in-flight meals onboard most international routes from September 1, 2012 with new creations designed in collaboration with several reputable Japanese food companies as the airline continues to introduce the distinctive food culture of Japan to its customers. *See summary… Read the full press release

Dragonair Cancels Flights to and from Busan Tomorrow due to Impact of Severe Typhoon Bolaven

Hong Kong, 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Dragonair today (Friday, 24 August) announced that based on the latest weather forecast for Typhoon Tembin, the airline plans to operate its two evening flights to Kaohsiung and one evening flight from Kaohsiung as scheduled. The Kaohsiung flights this evening (24 August) which are planned to operate as scheduled are:… Read the full press release

Marriott International Strengthens Leadership Position in Shanghai with Opening of Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing

Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing

SHANGHAI, CHINA – 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) today celebrated the opening of the 383-room Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel in Shanghai. The hotel is managed in partnership with Shanghai Caohejing Park Huagang Properties Ltd., and represents the sixth Renaissance-branded hotel to open the city. Renaissance Hotels is the signature lifestyle brand within the Marriott International… Read the full press release

CNN: Helsinki Airport’s lounge makes global TOP 10

The Finnair Lounge at Helsinki Airport once again a leader of the world CNN lists the world’s best airport lounges on its website. Other European lounges in addition to Helsinki include ones in the Heathrow, Frankfurt and Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airports. 2012-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — All the TOP 10 airports take good care of global travellers who seek… Read the full press release

Marriott Customer Update on Tropical Storm Isaac

2012-08-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — (August 24, 6:00 p.m.) Marriott International, Inc. and The Ritz-Carlton continue to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac and have begun taking the appropriate precautions in areas that may be affected by the storm. As always, the safety and security of our guests and employees is a top priority. Marriott International will provide… Read the full press release

Governor Corbett to Kayak the Upper Delaware River

Darbytown, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Governor Tom Corbett today began a two-day kayak tour on the Upper Delaware River through Wayne, Pike and Monroe counties to promote Pennsylvania’s natural resources and learn about this critical waterway. “Pennsylvania is blessed with unmatched natural beauty and resources,” Corbett said.  “As Pennsylvanians, we sometimes take our beautiful surroundings for… Read the full press release

Concern mounts over transfer of West Coast rail franchise as 100,000 people ask for review

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — As more than 100,000 people sign the petition set up by passenger Ross McKillop to force a debate in Parliament on the decision to strip Virgin Trains of the prestigious West Coast rail franchise, celebrities are offering their support. Sir Richard Branson said: ‘In less than a week one hundred thousand of you… Read the full press release

Minor Timetable Changes for Winter Buses

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Minister for Transport and Technical Services is putting forward alterations to bus timetables from 30 September 2012, featuring some revisions which are being incorporated after feedback from passengers. The winter bus timetable is based on the service operated between October 2011 and May 2012, however it is proposed to incorporate the… Read the full press release

Photo Release: Thailand Wins Golfers’ Choice Award 2012

In the photo: The Golfers’ Choice Award 2012 presentation ceremony with a representative from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Golf Association, Hong Kong Professional Golfers’ Association, Hong Kong Chinese Lady Golfers Association, LPGA Hong Kong, and Golf Vacations Magazine.

Bangkok, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong Office recently received the Golfers’ Choice Award 2012 on behalf of Thailand from Hong Kong-based Golf Vacations Magazine. The award reflects the preference of golfers in Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China, who have scored Thailand as their favorite destination for golf. For… Read the full press release

United, Hawaiian to relocate to Terminal 3

Carriers will become McCarran’s first D Concourse tenants to utilize T3’s ticketing, security and baggage claim facilities 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Clark County Department of Aviation will on Wednesday morning complete the third and final phase of its Terminal 3 opening when United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines move their ticketing and baggage claim services into… Read the full press release

Jersey Customer Service Awards 2012

Fours corporate categories for this year’s Jersey Customer Service Awards have been launched. 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Local Jersey businesses now have the chance to get involved with the Jersey Customer Service Awards. Following up on feedback from last year’s inaugural event, in which public nominations are sought for local customer service individuals, organisers Todd and… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines Cancels Its Durango – Las Vegas Service

Airline refunds all tickets purchased for the new flight DENVER, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frontier Airlines today announced it will not operate the nonstop service it planned to launch between Durango, Colo. and Las Vegas, Nev. starting on Oct. 4, 2012. The Denver-based carrier will be proactively reaching out to customers in the next week to… Read the full press release

DJ Mo Kelly Takes to the Decks in ICE at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

DJ Mo Kelly Takes to the Decks in ICE at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

Celebrate the arrival of DJ Mo Kelly this weekend and throughout September. 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — DJ and artist Mo Kelly will be on the decks at ICE at Four SeasonsHotel Dublin this Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25, and then every Thursday and Friday throughout September 2012, beginning September 7. Established as one of Ireland’s highest profile club DJs,… Read the full press release

Mxi Technologies Announces James Fitzgerald as Vice President Sales, Americas

Ottawa, Canada, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mxi® Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance software, today announced that James Fitzgerald has joined the company as Vice President Sales, Americas. In this new role, Mr. Fitzgerald is responsible for strengthening Mxi’s presence and increasing market share in the Americas. This appointment coincides with Mxi’s increased business-focus on the region… Read the full press release

Exclusive Golf Ball Massage at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

Golf Ball Massage at The Spa

Golf conditioning, packages also available. 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Four Seasons Hotel Dublin is launching an exclusive, first to Ireland, new sports massage treatment specifically tailored to golfers and designed with broad appeal – from enthusiasts with single handicaps to those who play more socially. The exclusive Golf Ball Massage is delivered by The Spa’s award winning therapists using… Read the full press release

VISITING VANCOUVER? THERE’S A NEW APP FOR THAT

2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Vancouver has released a new destination iPad app designed to be an inspirational trip planning tool and travel companion for visitors from around the world. The Visit Vancouver app – available for free download from Apple’s iTunes store – is interactive, fun to use, and developed to take full advantage of… Read the full press release

Sixty One Thai Tourism Products Score High Marks in Best in Travel 2012 Poll

Bangkok, 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Thai tourism destinations, airlines, airports, hotels and spa resorts scored high marks in the Best in Travel 2012 Poll announced by the popular website Smart Travel Asia 2012. Altogether, a total of 61 Thai tourism industry products were listed in the poll rankings, some in the top ten and others in… Read the full press release

Hurricane Travel Trends

PULSE POLL: HURRICANE SEASON TRAVEL TRENDS TRAVEL TIP: KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE STORM EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: TURNING A TROPICAL VACATION AROUND 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Despite predictions of an above-normal hurricane season in 2012*, 63% of travelers polled still plan to travel to destinations within the hurricane belt during this time. Of those, 36% plan to… Read the full press release

Karma Royal Group Renews with RCI

Kettering, Northampton, U.K., 2012-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Karma Royal Group has signed a new affiliation agreement with RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange. The new agreement incorporates a master affiliation agreement that brings all member companies within the group and RCI together for an extended affiliation term. All the group’s timeshare properties across India, Bali,… Read the full press release